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LSU study: Damaged minnow shows BP oil seeping into coastal food chain

By Bob Marshall A minnow considered the canary in Louisiana’s coastal ecosystem can’t shake the hydrocarbon cough it picked up when BPs oil started

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Research indicates Miss. River diversions could harm marshland

By Bob Marshall For decades, those leading the life-and-death struggle to keep southeast Louisiana from being swallowed by the Gulf of Mexico have had

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BP defends safety record in 2010 rig disaster
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Last week, BP executives and others testifying in New Orleans said the company was safety conscious when it operated the Macondo well in the Gulf three years ...
BP employees and outside experts testify in spill trial
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s note: This article is part of a series on the trial. In the second week of a milestone spill trial at U.S. District Court ...
Lawsuit seeks withheld information about leaking Gulf oil wells
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) —Clean water advocates have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard over its refusal to answer public ...
Spill trial against BP and its partners gets under way
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the trial. A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United States ...
Top state official rebuts dire warning, insists coast can be saved
By Bob Marshall Yes, we can. And, by the way: You’re wrong. That’s how Garret Graves, head of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, and some coastal scientists ...
Louisiana coast faces highest rate of sea-level rise worldwide
By Bob Marshall Stunning new data not yet publicly released shows Louisiana losing its battle with rising seas much more quickly than even the most pessimistic studies have predicted.
Parishes fault Coast Guard for slow removal of BP oil
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer BP oil and other material that washed ashore in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and neighboring parishes in Hurricane Isaac are settling into wetlands and even shutting ...
Invasive Gulf tiger shrimp could creep into local markets
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Trawlers in the Gulf are catching Asian tiger shrimp this fall but in numbers that are too small to enter marketing channels. Local vendors and restauranteurs say ...

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